independent venues has consistently played host to some of the most iconic musicians, artists and shows, and with their recent announcement, it seems this tradition is set to continue.
The Leadmill brings Haçienda Classical with Manchester Camerata, the city’s experimental orchestra, to Sheffield’s Don Valley Bowl on Friday 17th August – as part of their second wave of dates to be announced for 2018. Haçienda Classical promises a new set and fresh soundtrack for this year.
The city’s famous Leadmill venue dominated Sheffield’s dance culture in the 80’s and 90’s with nights like Rise & Steamer as well as being the first home of Gatecrasher in Sheffield. The concert is not the first time that The Leadmill and The Haçienda have collaborated either, as The Leadmill brought a coachload of Sheffield clubbers over to the original FAC51 in Manchester back in 1988.
The 7500 capacity Don Valley Bowl is the city’s best arena for live outdoor events and has previously hosted concerts from the likes of U2, Paul Weller and Catfish and The Bottlemen. But the visit of Haçienda Classical is set to be one of the most experimental shows yet.
The show will feature its third new set which is currently being prepared by former DJ’s Graeme Park and Mike Pickering alongside executive producer Peter Hook and musical director Tim Crooks. This version will once again see many new classic tracks added to the repertoire for the Haçienda Classical players and special guests.